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Heritage Presenter I - Anticipatory

Reference number: CAP23J-048195-000018
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-WAT-EA-008
Parks Canada - Bar U Ranch NHS - Longview, AB
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site (Alberta)
GT-01 (no)
4 Months: May 3, 2023 – October 4, 2023
$46,234 to $52,046 (currently under review)

Closing date: 22 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Within 200 km of the Bar U Ranch NHS.

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Assessment accommodation

***Important Information and Instructions***
1. Living accommodations will not be provided.
2. You must provide contact information for 3 work references.
3. We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca website.
No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact rhwaterton-watertonhr@pc.gc.ca prior to the closing date.

NOTE: When submitting your application to this selection process, you will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the essential qualifications (education and all essential experiences).
Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the pre-screening requirements in order to move on to the next step. Please explain how you meet the essential criteria of education and experience. Do not forget to specify the period during which you have held each function (month and year), and where you acquired the qualification. The answers to the pre-screening questions will be the main source of information that the assessment board members will be using to determine whether you have the essential qualifications for education and experience. Your resume must corroborate your answers to the pre-screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application. Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.


Working under supervision of Visitor Experience Team Lead, the Heritage Presenter delivers interpretive presentations, programs, activities and special events that engage Canadians and other visitors in the learning, enjoyment, connection to, and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Bar U Ranch NHS. Candidates should also demonstrate flexibility in response to the organization’s changing needs and will be able to learn quickly and pick up new methods and techniques both within and outside their current area of expertise.
This position is responsible for:
• Presenting meaningful, captivating and enjoyable interpretation programs, demonstrations and activities that enhance the overall visitor experience of the national historic sites;
• Greet and orient visitors; deliver reception, orientation, public safety and visitor experience information;
• Adapt information when delivering presentations to address the needs of specific visitor groups and individuals, to reflect a target market and personal approach;
• Participate in the coordination and delivery of familiarization tours for clients and tourism industry stakeholders;
• Participate in the coordination and delivery of after-hours special events and private functions.

Work environment

Be part of an inspiring team! Parks Canada is a world leader in natural and cultural conservation, Canada's largest provider of natural and historic visitor facilities and manager of destinations that form the cornerstones of the Canadian tourism industry.
Have you ever thought of establishing a career in one of Canada's most amazing and iconic places? Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work in unique locations and live the ultimate Canadian experience.
Want to be part of ensuring a great legacy for Canada and Canadians? Parks Canada is embarking on an unprecedented program of restoration work to heritage, visitor, water and highway assets located within our special places across Canada.
If you are interested in this opportunity, why not consider a career for the Parks Canada Agency? We offer:
• Rewarding work in every corner of the country;
• Learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence;
• An opportunity to experience our rich natural and cultural heritage first-hand;
• Employment with dedicated colleagues in a well-respected federal organization;
• An opportunity to connect with Canadians at their most valued natural and cultural treasures.

Intent of the process

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma or approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

Degree equivalency: An acceptable combination of individual courses or experience relevant to the position (i.e. interpretation, performing arts, and public speaking, dramatic arts, museum studies, history or other discipline relevant to the position) may be considered.

Degree equivalency

• Delivery of heritage interpretation, demonstrations, adult education, museum education, costumed role play and/or storytelling, guided walks;
• Delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or education;
• Responding to public and visitor inquiries, providing guidance and information;
• Performing operational logistics including following opening and closing procedures of the site.

Note – Include the number of months’ experience for each essential qualification.

The ecology and history of the Bar U Ranch.

• Visitor/Client Focus: Provide service excellence to visitors, external/internal clients, and maintain a positive, professional and energetic attitude while continuously engaging with high volumes of people and a busy environment;
• Communication Through Interpretation: Listen to others and communicate articulately to inform, influence and involve;
• Team Work: Work collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
• Adaptability: Adapt in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.

• Personally connects with others;
• Takes responsibility;
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Strives for excellence.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:
The following qualifications may be applied and/or assessed because they are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process, so please describe how you meet any of the following criteria;

• Please provide details of any post-secondary education including the name of the academic institution, date of graduation, and briefly summarize how your education is relevant to this position.
• Please provide details of working with horses, cattle and/or other livestock.
• Please provide any details of any ranch/farm knowledge/experience.

• Willing and able to work weekends, irregular hours, overtime and/or statutory and provincial holidays;
• Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 Alberta driver’s license or equivalent;
• Work, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time;
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• Willing and able to wear a Parks Canada uniform and/or dress in period costumes.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

• Successful completion and maintenance of reliability security clearance including fingerprints.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Note: Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. In support of achieving a representative workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as belonging to an employment equity group such as Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ youth, minority Francophones, and members of racially minoritized groups and encourage applicants to self-identify in their application.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Megan Hjorleifson, Visitor Experience and National Historic Site Manager
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